Mountains-to-Sea Trail




Website: ncparks.gov/About/trails_mst.php

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail, an effort to link Clingman's Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Jockey's Ridge State Park on the outer banks, is the flagship project of the North Carolina State Trails Program. Today, over 450 miles of the 1,000 mile route are open for use. Partners across North Carolina are helping to plan and build the trail to link communities together and to serve as the backbone of a growing system of land and water trails. When Completed, the route will pass through 37 counties containing about 40 percent of the state's population. The trail is used by people out for an afternoon stroll as well as those planning to hike the trail from one end of the state to the other. MST has the distinction of being the highest elevation, long-distance trail in the eastern United States, where it crosses Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet (2,037 m). The trail concept was first proposed in 1977 by Howard Lee, then secretary of the N.C. Department of Natural Resources and Community Development. For more information on the Mountains to Sea Trail visit ncparks.gov/About/trails_mst.php



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